Wednesday, June 25, 2008

More Pictures

Another day at Sea World...

The girls LOVED the water play area!

Megan let me take a photo of her!

I'm sure she thought I wouldn't post this one...

The girls fed the sea lions...

Grandma let each of the girls play a fishing game.

They each won a dolphin!

And here's a creapy lizard we founnd on my sister's shutter. I think it's a green anole lizard with a strange orange thing that pops out of its neck on occasion.

Tomorrow we pick up my sister and her family (including my new nephew!) from the airport!! Then we're heading home on Saturday. We've enjoyed our time here, but it will be SO nice to be home!
I miss you Pat and Matt! See you soon!

Friday, June 20, 2008

A Hot Week in San Antonio

Temperatures remained over 100 degrees this week so we did our best to stay cool without going stir-crazy. We swam a lot, went to a mall, and visited Sea World two days.
The girls saving Amigo from dehydration.

Amigo is an expert surfer.
Using the kick board.

Brielle is a little timid of the big pool, so we bought her a little pool.

Sweet sisters.

Miyah would live in the pool if we let her!
Mei Lin loves the water, too.

The girls love Brant's turtle. We took it outside one day so they could all feed him (or her).
Mei Lin
Silly Brielle!
By the end of the week Brielle got braver and agreed to wear water wings so she could swim on her own!
At Sea World's water park.

Miyah and Megan enjoyed the wave pool.

Brielle loved to sit and let the waves gently wash up on her.
The girls watched the flamingoes for a long time while Megan and Grandma went on a ride.
Megan is a little bored without her friends. She says they text message her about what they're doing and she's jealous. Unfortunately she's been a bit of a couch potato...but she's also been a huge help!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

They Have Ji Hao!

We just got a video call from Tracy and they have little Ji Hao! They're having trouble with blogger, but will try to update their site again later or I'll do it for them.

He's SO adorable! They said he is very confident and outgoing...which we could see on the video as he waved and grinned at us. He reminded me of Tracy with an ear-to-ear grin and a lot of enthusiasm! It appears he can hear rather least he heard the orphanage director talking to him and Brittany could communicate with him. Tracy said she made a "vroom" sound as he drove his toy car around the taxi and he heard her and looked at her and grinned.

Tracy showed us a little portfolio of his school work they had given them and according to the director he's very artistic, kind, and helpful. Tracy said he drew a picture of first a smiley face and then a home on the Magna Doodle! Is that sweet or what? He seems very happy to have a family! The whole time we talked to Tracy he was in the background playing Lego Star Wars on the Nintendo DS....and actually playing it well! Sounds like the flight home will be a piece of cake.

I'll leave the rest for Tracy and Max to tell. I just wanted to send a little update to family who might not hear for a while.

Tracy said they haven't been able to see my blog so I may not do a Brielle update each day on here. Maybe tomorrow if we do something we just shopped, swam, and ate.

Until tomorrow...

Happy Father's Day!!

Happy Father's Day, Daddy!
I miss you and can't wait until you come home from China!
Love, Brielle

Happy Father's Day, Daddy! We miss you!

Love, Miyah and Mei Lin (and Megan and Cindy)

A Father Is:
There in every memory
See his love and care
Strength and hands to count on
Freely he does share
Provider, toil so faithfully
To make our dreams come true
Give strong and tender discipline
Though it is hard to do
A Father is God's chosen one
To lead the family
And point it to His will for life
Of love and harmony...
Sue Skeen

Pictures with daddy...

Happy Father's Day, Bill! We love you and miss you.
Love, Pat, Cindy, and kids

Happy Father's Day, Dad! We love you and miss you!
Love, Pat, Cindy, and kids.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Saturday-Brielle Update

Here's another update for you, Max and Tracy. Brielle is doing great! We stayed around the house today and spent a few hours in the pool. Brielle was so brave...she swam around in the tube with me holding her. Here she is taking one more ring off of her day closer to seeing you all and meeting her new brother!

We knew Brant (and Tracy) would like to see that Amigo is doing well.

The girls are spoiling him.

Here's Grandma reading them a book before bedtime.

It was great talking to you tonight. Even though she cried toward the end of the conversation, Brielle got over it very quickly. We went out for ice cream and nothing else mattered to her...the girl LOVES ice cream, as you know!
We're praying for you when you meet Brock Ji Hao tomorrow!
Happy Father's Day, Max!